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    Parkinson's Disease - Treatment Overview

    Palliative care

    Palliative care is a kind of care for people who have a serious illness. It's different from care to cure your illness. Its goal is to improve your quality of life-not just in your body but also in your mind and spirit.

    You can have this care along with treatment to cure your illness. You can also have it if treatment to cure your illness no longer seems like a good choice.

    Palliative care providers will work to help control pain or side effects. They may help you decide what treatment you want or don't want. And they can help your loved ones understand how to support you.

    If you're interested in palliative care, talk to your doctor.

    For more information, see the topic Palliative Care.

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